News releases from April 1999

  • Wayne State has experts on youth behavior, violence prevention among school students
    April 30, 1999
    In the aftermath of the tragic incident at Littleton, Colo., people continue to ask "why." As the story continues to unfold, keep in mind that Wayne State has several experts who can offer insights into child/adolescent behavior and prev..
  • Wayne State University will host reception in honor of late Kenneth V. Cockrel
    April 30, 1999
    Wayne State University will host a reception to mark the tenth anniversary of the death of Wayne State University alumnus and former Detroit City Council Member Kenneth V. Cockrel on Thursday, May 6, from 6- 8 p.m. at St. Andrew's Church, located j..
  • Wayne State Spring Graduation features
    April 29, 1999
    Among the 2,700 students who will receive degrees during Wayne State University's spring commencement ceremonies at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, in Cobo Arena are some students whose stories are out of the ordinary. ---------------------------------..
  • Wayne State spring commencement set for Tuesday, May 4, in Cobo Arena
    April 28, 1999
    More than 2,700 Wayne State University students will have an extra reason to celebrate spring this year; they will receive their degrees. The university's annual spring commencement ceremony will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, in Detroit's Cobo..
  • Experts available to discuss mental health programs for students
    April 28, 1999
    The mental health services provided to students and families connected with five middle schools participating in the Detroit-Wayne County Community Mental Health Agency School-Based Mental Health Programs have been analyzed by two Wayne State Unive..
  • Article Tips, News and Features
    April 26, 1999
    Two weeks beginning April 26, 1999 WSU to host festival for vice presidential development initiative Wayne State will co-host "A Festival Celebrating Sustainability" on Saturday, May 1, on its campus and throughout the University Cultu..
  • School of Medicine receives recognition at the Academic Recognition Ceremony
    April 23, 1999
    President's Award for Excellence in Teaching Sharon H. Ackerman, PhD Associate Professor Department of Surgery and Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Charles H. Gershenson Distinguished Faculty Fellowship Arun Wakade, ..
  • Wayne State alumna Helen Thomas to speak at book-signing
    April 22, 1999
    Helen Thomas went from Wayne State University to copygirl at the Washington Daily News to an icon in the world of journalism. As White House correspondent for United Press International, Thomas has covered every American president since John F. Ke..
  • WSU Alumni Association has the cure for what ales ya!
    April 22, 1999
    Join the Wayne State University Alumni Association at the Woodward Avenue Brewers (WAB) in Ferndale as they explore the history and tastes of Detroit-area breweries. The Recent Alumni Committee will host a beer tasting at WAB at 6 p.m. Thursday, Ma..
  • Leonard Kaplan receives WSU excellence in teaching award
    April 22, 1999
    Leonard Kaplan of Farmington Hills, a professor in the College of Education at Wayne State University, received a 1999 President's Award for Excellence in Teaching. The award recognizes faculty who have made outstanding contributions to teaching. ..
  • WSU law Professor Brad Roth honored for book on international law
    April 20, 1999
    Brad R. Roth, assistant professor of legal studies and political science and adjunct professor of law at Wayne State University, has been honored by the American Society of International Law for his book, Governmental Illegitimacy in International ..
  • WSU offers workshop for effective parenting
    April 16, 1999
    Wayne State University offers a workshop for parents to develop effective leadership skills from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 24, in Murray Wright High School, 2100 W. Warren. Lunch is included. Dorothy Kispert, former director of the Detroit ..
  • Make a "clean sweep" of campus on May 1
    April 14, 1999
    Faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in Detroit Clean Sweep on Saturday, May 1. Members of the campus community will collect litter along the fences that border the Lodge Freeway entrances, exits and service drives near the Wayne..
  • Local residents honored by Women of Wayne for their achievements
    April 13, 1999
    Several Wayne State University graduates will be recognized May 1 at the 33rd annual Headliner Awards Luncheon sponsored by the Women of Wayne (WOW) at the Detroit Yacht Club. Honorary chair of this year's event is Helen Thomas (liberal arts, 1942)..
  • Amistad revolt will be discussed at free lecture
    April 13, 1999
    "Words on Freedom - The Lesson on Amistad" will be the topic of a noon lecture April 21 in room 289 of the Student Center Building at Wayne State University. Guest speaker Samuel Pieh is the great great grandson of Sengbeh Pieh, who led ..
  • Winners of the President's Exceptional Service Awards
    April 13, 1999
    Winners of the President's Exceptional Service Award will be honored at a luncheon hosted by President Irvin D. Reid at noon Tuesday, April 20, in the lobby of McGregor Memorial Conference Center. The newly created award, announced earlier this ye..
  • Former Soviet KGB officer, now goodwill ambassador, will discuss outlook for U.S./Russia relations, April 20
    April 9, 1999
    Zoya Vasilyevna Zarubina, a former Soviet KGB officer who has met Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill and worked as a teacher, interpreter, history lecturer and children's advocate, will discuss her experiences and the outlook for U.S./Russia relations..
  • Book edited by Wayne State researcher examines impact of "lean production" methods on workers
    April 8, 1999
    So-called lean, or flexible, production methods are changing the face of the automobile industry and having a profound effect on workers. The theory behind lean production, as well as its impact on the work force is examined in a new book aptly tit..
  • New program focuses on health of older African Americans
    April 7, 1999
    An open house to introduce the Healthier Black Elders program to the Detroit community will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 30 at Hannan House, 4750 Woodward Ave., Detroit. The event is an opportunity for the media and community to le..
  • Fund-raiser at Tigers' Opening Day will benefit WSU scholarship honoring former Redford resident
    April 5, 1999
    Going out to the ballpark on Tigers' opening day April 12? Make sure to look for the concession stand where the workers are wearing Wayne State caps. The workers are friends of Shawn Abraham, a 1991 graduate of the Wayne State University master's ..
  • Journalist-author to speak at WSU on U.S. relations with China
    April 2, 1999
    The author of a book on how American presidents from Richard Nixon to Bill Clinton have dealt with the government of the People's Republic of China will speak at Wayne State University at noon Monday, April 12, in the McGregor Memorial Conference C..